Whitfield Elementary School Student/Parent Handbook 2014/2015 School Year

Whitfield Elementary School
Student/Parent Handbook
2014/2015 School Year
Table of Contents
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL… ..................................................................................................................... 3
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES .............................................................................................................................. 4
ATTENDANCE ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
BICYCLES .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS ................................................................................................................................... 5
BUS SAFETY ................................................................................................................................................................ 6
COMMUNICATION .................................................................................................................................................. 6
CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ................................................................................................................................. 7
CONFIDENTIALITY .................................................................................................................................................. 7
DISCIPLINE ................................................................................................................................................................. 7
SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM/SWPBS ............................................................... 8
DRESS CODE ............................................................................................................................................................ 10
ELECTRONIC DEVICES ......................................................................................................................................... 10
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYED OPENINGS ................................................................. 10
HOMEROOM TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS/CLASS LISTS ................................................................................. 11
HOMEWORK ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
LUNCH ...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
NURSE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 12
SAFETY ....................................................................................................................................................................... 12
SNACK/PARTY GUIDELINES ............................................................................................................................... 13
STUDENT SUPPORTS ............................................................................................................................................. 13
VOLUNTEERS/VISITORS ...................................................................................................................................... 13
MEET THE STAFF .................................................................................................................................................... 14
IMPORTANT EVENTS ............................................................................................................................................. 16
Wilson School District
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL…
Dear Family and Friends,
It is an exciting time for the learning adventures to begin at Whitfield!
This year we are looking forward to helping the students to “DREAM
BIG” (our theme for 2014-2015). Please take time to read this
handbook and familiarize yourself with our expectations, so that we can
work together to create, promote, and model a positive school
environment for our children.
Thank you for your time and support and here’s to a wonderful new
school year filled with memorable moments, laughter, and lots of
learning.
Educationally yours,
Amy Flannery
Principal—Whitfield Elementary
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ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
The doors open for students at 8:15 AM. The instructional day begins at 8:50 AM and students are
considered late if they are not in their homerooms by this time. Parents will need to walk their child into
the office after 8:50 AM, sign them in, and complete a written excuse for each arrival after 8:50 AM.
Students walking to school must stay on the walking path and not cut across the parking lot. Drop-offs
should be at the supervised area. If you park in the parent parking lot, you will need to walk your child
to the waiting area. Students should not walk across the parking lot unattended.
Parents dropping off students in the morning need to enter the parent parking lot. Please do not drop
students off in front of the building in the bus lane or before 8:15 AM, as there is no supervision for your
child. Parents who need to enter the building with their children need to park in the parent lot and walk
into the front entrance to sign in at the office and obtain a visitor badge.
At the 3:25 PM dismissal time, students are expected to go directly home after being dismissed. Parents
of students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will pick up their child(ren) in the back of the building.
Students in grades 3 through 5 are dismissed to the back of the building. If a parent gives his or her child
permission to go to a friend's home, stop at a neighbor's, be transported by someone other than the
parent, etc., a written note is to be sent from the parent to the child's teacher informing the school of this
change.
ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance at school is very important and good habits are cultivated early in life. We thank you
in advance for the efforts you put forth to see that your child is in school; however, sick children will
find it difficult to concentrate and learn, and should remain at home.
Contacting the office. As a safety measure, you must contact the school office prior to 9:00 AM when
your son/daughter will not be in school on a given day. Please make homework requests at that time.
Later requests may not be honored (requested homework may be picked up after 3:25 PM). Although
the school office is open from 7:45 AM until 4:15 PM each day, you can call the school office at any
time to leave a message on the school voicemail, ext. 1611. If we do not hear from you, you will hear
from us. An automated message will be sent to your home whether you have called the school or not.
We want to be sure your children are safe either at home or school.
Early dismissals. Early dismissal of a student before 12:00 P.M. is classified as a half day absence.
Students taken out of the building for over 70 minutes (at any time during the day) for an appointment
will receive a half-day absence. If a student is late or leaving during the day for a doctor/dentist
appointment, a doctor’s note must accompany their return.
Absences. Compliance with school board policy requires the following:
A note is required from parents for all absences.
Any student absent for three or more consecutive days from an illness or accident not requiring a
physician’s care must report to the school nurse prior to readmission.
A note for the absence(s) is required within 3 days of return to school or the absence(s) will be marked
unexcused, which could result in a fine. Kindergarten parents can now be fined for illegal absences.
Accumulation of 3 unexcused days (consecutively or not) will result in a letter from the Director of
Pupil Services warning that each additional unexcused day will result in a referral to the District
Magistrate which could result in a fine. Students that are truant may be placed on a Truancy Elimination
Plan.
Student absences from school for reasons other than those allowed by school board policy (allowable
include: illness, death of a near relative, religious holiday) will be considered unexcused (see above for
ramifications of accumulated unexcused absences).
Parents/guardian will be notified in writing when their child has accumulated seven (7) days of absence
not covered by a written physician’s excuse or other approved absence to inform them that a written
reason from their physician will be required for every day of absence that exceeds ten (10) days. All
uncertified days beyond the ten (10) days will be treated as an unexcused absence (see above).
Tardiness. As per Board policy, excessive/chronic tardiness may result in making up for accumulated
time.
Non-school sponsored trips. Wilson School District allows students to take up to five (5) school days
per school year for a non-school sponsored trip. Please check with the office prior to the trip to complete
the appropriate paperwork. No trips will be approved during the first five (5) or the last five (5) days of a
school year or during state standardized testing dates (see below):
April 13—24, 2015 (grade 3, 4, 5 PSSA Lang. Arts* & Math Test)
April 27 — May 1 (grade 4 PSSA Science Test)
* New— Writing is included in the Lang. Arts test for 3rd—5th grade students
NOTE: A non-school sponsored trip form will need to be completed for students taken out of school to
go to work with their parents. This day (one of the 5 allowable) is considered an excused absence.
BICYCLES
Students in grades 4 & 5 may ride their bike to school after having completed appropriate school
paperwork signed by a parent. We will record bike identification, and the use of bike locks is
encouraged. As per PA state law, helmets must be worn. Upon arrival to the school property, children
must dismount their bike and walk the bike to the bike rack. Students must use the walking path and not
ride through the parking lot. The bike rack is located at the rear of the building on the playground by the
dumpsters. The district is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Students do not celebrate birthdays in school by bringing in food or treats for other students. Individual
classrooms recognize this special day within their own setting without food or individual treats (stickers,
pencils, etc.) from home. However, you are always welcomed to make a contribution on behalf of your
child’s special day by contributing toward a class and/or school need (such as a class or library book).
Additionally, invitations for home parties are not distributed in class unless the entire class is invited.
Student home addresses may be available through the WHSA-sponsored directory, but will not be
distributed by the school (see CONFIDENTIALITY section).
BUS SAFETY
Riding a bus is a privilege for students. Bus students are expected to follow district safety regulations.
School rules apply to student behavior at the bus stop and on the bus ride, and disregard for safety
measures can result in loss of bus privileges and/or school consequences. Please be aware that students
are audio and video recorded while on the bus.
COMMUNICATION
Reaching the school: The Wilson School District number is: 610-670-0180. The Whitfield office can
be reached at Ext. 1610 or 1611.
Reaching a teacher: If you need to speak to or meet with a teacher, please call the office first to make
an appointment to make sure the teacher is available to give you the time you need.
Information/Calendar of Events about your school and the district: This information will be
available on the district website at: www.wilsonsd.org.
District email addresses: These are the first 3 letters of the last name and the first 3 letters of the first
name plus @wilsonsd.org. For example, Edna Carroll, the secretary, can be reached at
[email protected]
Calling staff: Staff can also be reached via voice mail by dialing the district number 610.670.0180 and
their extension. Please do not call classrooms directly during the school day, as it interrupts the learning
process for all students. A directory is available through the district number. Please respect that teachers
will not answer nor return calls during instructional time with students.
Change in your child’s day: If this information is known at the beginning of the school day, please
send a written note to your child’s classroom teacher. If you are contacting the school with information
that must be dealt with in a timely fashion (e.g. “Don’t send my daughter on the bus. I will pick her up.”
Or “I cannot attend the meeting today at 2:30.”), please do not leave this message on the voicemail.
Hang up and call back until you speak with someone to assure that the new information is received.
Please provide as much advance notice as possible.
Change in information: It is important and necessary to keep your contact information up-to-date. If
you have a home or work phone or other emergency card changes, please don’t forget to contact the
school office to update this information. For a change of address you must make an appointment by
calling 610-670-0180, ext. 1152. At this appointment, you will be required to provide documentation.
The Wilson School District has a global AlertNow system, and keeping your information current helps
us to best connect with you should an emergency situation arise.
Newsletter: A monthly school newsletter will come home (and is posted on our website) at the
beginning of each month. Please take the time to read the newsletter for important changes or new
information.
Terrific Tuesdays: In an effort to make sure you are receiving important information that is being sent
home by Mrs. Flannery and/or the P.T.O, please look in your student’s backpack on Tuesdays to see if
any special school notices or newsletters are in there for you.
Homework Hotline: A Homework Hotline should be available at teacher’s extensions by midSeptember.
CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS
Parents often wonder where to turn to with a question or concern regarding their child or other school
issues. Starting with the principal or administration often requires information backtracking and can
leave valuable allies out of the loop. When you are not happy with a particular situation, there are some
handy guidelines listed that you should follow in addressing the issue.
If it is a classroom problem, start with your child’s teacher. He/she is in the best position to address
classroom related issues. If the problem is outside the teacher’s area of expertise or control, the teacher
will refer you to the right person in the building who can be of assistance.
If you have not been able to resolve your problem with the teacher, you can go next to the principal who
will usually be able to resolve your problem or refer you to the right person.
The Superintendent of Schools and the Wilson School Board address policy matters for the school
district. They are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the school. The Superintendent and the
School Board will consider issues only after they have already been reviewed and documented by school
officials.
CONFIDENTIALITY
No information concerning any student can be released to any other school, agency or individual until an
authorized release form is signed by the parent/guardian. This means that we cannot discuss any student
information (attendance, grades, contact information, assignment, behavior, etc.) with grandparents,
step-parents, paramours, doctors’ offices, other parents, etc. No information can be released to parents or
guardians about a child other than their own. Parents can access their child’s school records by arranging
an appointment to view the record with the principal or designee. Information can be released to outside
agencies if the parent completes the Release of Information form (please contact the office or you may
access this form on the school counselor’s webpage). Please allow two weeks for completion from the
date of the receipt of the request.
DISCIPLINE
When a student chooses not to follow the district-wide rules, there are consequences. Consequences will
be determined by the principal and/or teachers based on the severity of the student's chosen behavior.
Following, but not limited to, are a few possibilities of potential consequences, in no particular order:

detention, suspension (either in or out of school), phone conference or meeting with
parent/child/teacher/principal, written correspondence from school, conversation with the
principal, school/community service, loss of one or more privileges, anger management or
conflict resolution training.
Zero tolerance policy: For the safety of your children, Wilson has adopted a zero tolerance policy for
weapons in the schools. Children may not bring weapons/look-alike weapons of any kind to school
(including water pistols, rubber knives, etc.). Students who break this rule may be suspended or expelled
from school. Please be aware of the potential seriousness of consequences.
SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM/SWPBS
As a school, we were proud to announce that we are complying with the Pennsylvania Department of
Education, by continuing to implement the components of a School-Wide Positive Behavior System
during the 2014-2015 school year. What does this mean for your child? It means that our staff is further
committed to providing a safe and predictable learning environment for all students.
A School-Wide Positive Behavior Support System is a preventive model of discipline. It is not a
program, rather a framework which is based on the following key concepts:
Common Vision: The school’s mission statement. Whitfield demonstrates respect by using selfcontrol of words and actions.
Common Language: Clearly stated and defined expected positive student behavior.
Common Experiences: All students are expected to follow the same procedures and routines,
all of the time, in all settings of the school.
What makes this different from our approach to discipline in the past?
All staff members are using a common language in reference to expected positive student behavior.
Whether a student is in kindergarten or in grade five, all students are expected to demonstrate respect
through their words and actions. The school-wide use of the consistent, common language helps to
reinforce positive student behavior for all students, in all settings of our school.
What steps have been taken to implement a School-Wide Positive Behavior System?
In order to start the process of creating a safer and predictable learning environment, our staff needed to
accomplish the following tasks: define expected positive student behavior for all settings of the school,
develop lesson plans to teach and re-teach expected student behavior throughout the school year, and
develop systems to encourage/reward positive student behavior. Signs are posted throughout the school
as a visual reminder of the expected student behavior.
Wilson School District
What can parents do to support Whitfield’s School-Wide Positive Behavior System?
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Review the Behavior Matrix (on the next page) of expected student behavior with your child.
Ask your child to give examples of what respect looks like at school through their words and
actions.
Continue to encourage your child when they do demonstrate respect.
Hold your child accountable for their behavior when they do not demonstrate respect through
their words and actions. When your child does not demonstrate respect through their words
or actions, ask them to tell you their plan to change their behavior.
Whitfield Elementary School Wide Positive Behavior Expectations
All Students – All Zones – All the Time
BUS ZONE
CAFETERIA
HALLWAY/STAIRS
PLAYGROUND
CLASSROOM
 Zero sound
 Follow adult
directions
 Use helpful words
 Take turns and
share
 Follow adult
direction
 Use manners
 #1 voice
volume
 Follow all
directions
 Use helpful
words
 Be prepared
 Go directly to your
location
 Stay seated
until dismissed
 Raise hand if
help is needed
 Clean up table
area and floor
 walk
 Demonstrate
sportsmanship
 Be a Responsible
Reporter
 Raise hand if
help is
needed
 No food or
drink
 walk
 Eyes forward
 Arms down
 Walk on the right
 Keep hands,
feet, and
objects to
yourself
 Keep hands,
feet and
objects to
yourself
 Stay seated
in your class
line
 Keep hands, feet,
and objects to
yourself
 Use equipment
appropriately
The expected behavior for Whitfield students is to be Respectful, Responsible
and Safe by using self-control of their words and actions.
BUS
 #1 voice
volume
 Use helpful
words
 Follow bus
drivers’
directions
BATHROOM
 Respect
the privacy
of others

A.M. LINE IN
GYM
 Use toilet
and flush
 Wash and
dry hands
 Place trash
in the
trashcan
 #1 voice
volume
 Raise hand if
help is
needed
 No food or
drink
 Report
problems
 Stay seated
forward
 Keep hands,
feet and
objects to
yourself
 Keep hands,
feet, and
objects to
yourself
 Stay seated
in your class
line
District
BE RESPECTFUL
BE RESPONSIBLE
BE SAFE
DRESS CODE
During the warm weather we experience at the beginning and end of the school year, we understand the
need to feel comfortable. However, we do have a dress code in effect at Wilson, which restricts the
wearing of tight, short, inappropriate clothing. Please take the time to check what your child has chosen
to wear to school to make sure it is appropriate. Choosing to wear inappropriate or revealing attire will
result in a change into extra health room attire or a call home for a change of clothes. Please note the
following:
Tops: no midriffs or spaghetti straps shirts. Undergarments and midriffs need to be covered.
Bottoms: Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. No Spandex.
Shoes: no flip-flops, or shoes with wheels. SNEAKERS MUST BE WORN ON GYM DAYS to
participate.
Clothing should not be worn that displays messages promoting hate/gangs, alcohol, tobacco, drug use,
violence or sexual, or inappropriate language.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES
We do not encourage students to bring electronic devices (iPod, cell phone, MP3 players, portable game
systems, etc.) to school. However there are circumstances in which students may need to have them
available for use before or after school. These items should not be out of backpacks or being utilized
during the school day. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYED OPENINGS
Occasionally, school will need to close early. Discuss this possibility with your child and make a plan of
action with which your child is familiar and comfortable, so that s/he gets home safely.
The Wilson School District is fortunate to have an emergency calling system called AlertNow, should
the need arise to contact large groups of parents across the district. However, the system is only effective
if we have your correct and updated contact information.
Should the district (or your child’s school) need to close early, open late, or not open for emergency
reasons (usually inclement weather) you would receive a call alerting you to that change. You can also
get that information from local TV and/or radio stations (be looking/listening for Wilson-West Lawn) or
on the Wilson School District webpage (www.wilsonsd.org ).
HOMEROOM TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS/CLASS LISTS
Each year we work diligently to determine student placements for the following school year. Since we
consider the placement process to be one of our most important tasks, we would like to share the process
with you. Student placement is determined and reviewed by a team of professionals. Each child’s
academic, social and emotional growth and needs, as well as, peer relations are considered to create
classes which provide each child with an educational environment that will meet his or her needs.
In view of the time and consideration taken in the placement of your child, we request that you DO NOT
ask for a specific teacher placement. If you are aware of additional information that should be taken into
consideration when making next year’s placement decisions, please submit this information in writing to
your child’s principal no later than May 15, 2015. Please be assured that we will use our professional
judgment to arrange the best match for your child.
HOMEWORK
Homework is an opportunity for students to hone and practice learned skills and/or stretch and challenge
their learning. Typically, daily homework should not take longer than the grade level X 10 (example:
3X10=30 minutes for 3rd graders.)
Long term projects or studying for tests may require students to budget their time accordingly.
Students are expected to complete assignments and/or ask for additional help if needed.
OOPS! It happens occasionally, despite classroom reminders and routine, that a student forgets
homework. If she/he returns to school before 4:00 PM and if an escort is available, the student will be
required to sign in at the office before retrieving homework. To avoid becoming a habit, access may be
denied if a student becomes “too forgetful”.
LUNCH
The lunch cost during this year will be $2.40 per day. Students bringing a packed lunch from home may
purchase white milk for $.65, low fat chocolate milk for $.65. Free or reduced lunch is available to
families who qualify. You will have the opportunity to establish an account for your child’s lunch
purchases which helps minimize forgotten lunch money issues. (The breakfast cost during this year will
be $1.55.)
Students who forget their lunch money ($2.40) are permitted to borrow money in the cafeteria; however,
students must pay back what they previously borrowed before being able to borrow again.
Children who are allergic to milk can bring a note from a doctor verifying the allergy, and will receive
juice instead of milk. A peanut-free table is available for students with allergies.
Parents or adult family members are always welcome to have lunch with their children. To help us meet
our healthier food initiatives, we ask that you refrain from bringing a fast food lunch for your child.
Please call the school before 9:00 if you wish to order the school lunch. Parents shall wait in the school
office until lunch starts. In the interest of safety and security for all students, parents/guardians may not
go to the playground or, in the event of indoor recess, the classroom, during recess time.
Student lunch times are:
Tentative Lunch Schedule
K
1
2
3
4
5
11:45 – 12:10
12:35 – 1:00
12:00 – 12:25
11:30 – 11:50
12:25 – 12:45
11:15 – 11:35
NURSE
All medications (prescription or over-the-counter) require parent and doctor’s signatures. Also, students
may not carry meds to or from school. Parents must hand-deliver medications to the school nurse. If it is
impossible to hand-deliver the medication during your school nurse’s hours, special arrangements can be
made with the school nurse. Medications not picked up by the parent at the end of the school year will
be discarded. Refer to the district website under the School Board tab – Policies - Pupils section for
detailed district information on medications, dental exams, communicable disease, illness,
immunizations, and other miscellaneous medical information. Our nurse, Mrs. Lysakowski, can be
reached at Ext. 1630. Her hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 - 3:40.
SAFETY
Zero tolerance policy: For the safety of your children, Wilson has adopted a zero tolerance policy for
weapons in the schools. Children may not bring weapons/look-alike weapons of any kind to school
(including water pistols, rubber knives, etc.). Students who break this rule may be suspended or expelled
from school. Please be aware of the potential seriousness of consequences.
Parking: Another safety issue involves parking in front of the building during the school day. If you are
picking up your child from school, regardless of the time of day, you need to heed the posted signs so
that your vehicle is clear from the bus/fire lane area where students are crossing, boarding or exiting
school vehicles, not blocking traffic, or parked illegally along the yellow curbing. Do not expect your
child to run across the parking lot to meet you at your car. You must park and walk over to meet and
walk with your child.
Forgot something? Many times during the year, parents will be coming to school to bring forgotten
homework, lunch money, etc. You must report to the office and school personnel will make sure your
child will get the items.
All visitors between the hours of 7:45 AM-4:15 PM will be required to sign in at the building office and
obtain a visitor’s badge before going to classrooms or other rooms in the school building. If we are to
insure your child’s safety, we need parents to kindly cooperate with sign-in rules. You will be required
to push the button on the intercom system/security panel at the front door and wait to be admitted to the
school. Please be aware you are being videotaped during this procedure. You will be stopped and
questioned if you do not have a visible visitor’s pass.
SNACK/PARTY GUIDELINES
Snack breaks MAY be taken as scheduled by the teacher. These daily snacks are brought from home and
should include nutritious options.
In accordance with School Board policy, parties for pupils in their homerooms shall be restricted to a
Fall Celebration, Winter Holiday and Valentine’s Day. Parties shall be limited to the last hour of the
selected or designated day. Snacks must follow recommended nutritional guidelines. *See Wilson Food
Service website
STUDENT SUPPORTS
We believe that all students can learn… at different rates and/or with different levels of support. If a
parent is concerned with student progress, she/he should contact the teacher. Additional supports could
include:
RtII Coordinator — Miss Joiner, Whitfield support teacher, helps the team (parents & school) focus on a
measurable goal and create and follow through with a plan of intervention. (Ext. 3466)
School Counselor – Mrs. Barbon is available to promote and support positive social/emotional growth of
students. She is a resource for students, parents and staff. (Ext. 1615)
Special Education – Whitfield has two Learning Support classrooms, two Life Skills classrooms, one
Multiple Disabilities classroom, two Autistic Support classrooms, as well as gifted and speech services.
Mrs. Barbon is the liaison to special education services. (Ext. 1615)
VOLUNTEERS/VISITORS
All visitors to the building, regardless of purpose, must stop in the office to sign in and pick up visitor
identification to wear. You will be required to push the button on the intercom system/security panel at
the front door and wait to be admitted to the school. Please be aware you are being videotaped during
this procedure. If you are planning on volunteering throughout the school year in the building and/or
classrooms, be aware that there are levels of volunteers:
Short term: Volunteers who may be helping a teacher within the classroom setting, helping in the office,
or with a class party. Your duties would be supervised by a Wilson employee at all times. You need to
read and sign disclosures indicating your understanding of the parameters of this role, including
confidentiality.**
Long term: Volunteers who may be working with students outside the direct supervision of a district
employee (chaperoning a field trip, reading to/working with students in the hallway, etc.) You will need
to sign the disclosure and send for Child Abuse and Criminal History background checks. See
www.wilsonsd.org under RESOURCES and PARENT VOLUNTEERS.
** Confidentiality — It is the expectation of all volunteers to maintain a standard of confidentiality
when working with students/teachers in our school building. Please refer to the section entitled
“Confidentiality” on pg. 9 for more information.
MEET THE STAFF
WHITFIELD ELEMENTARY STAFF
SCHOOL YEAR 2014– 2015
Teacher
Mrs. Connie Aarons
Miss Madeline Bieber
Mrs. Carolyn Spayd
Mrs. Kelly Wylezik
Grade
K
K
K
K
Mrs. Leslie Aizkalns
Mrs. Ashley Huff
Mrs. Jacqueline Odagis
Miss Caitlyn Trainer
1st
1st
1st
1st
Mrs. Jenny Matten
Mrs. Shirley Sites
Mrs. Anissa Southwick
2nd
2nd
2nd
Mr. Matthew Derr
Mrs. Jennifer Huyett
Mrs. Mary Konopelski
Miss Kristy Kowal
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
Mr. Dennis Carley
Mrs. Jennifer Handwerk
Mrs. Molly Periandi
Mr. Matthew Schlegel
4th
4th
4th
4th
Teacher
Grade
Mrs. Kate Cogan
Mrs. Tresa Curran
Mr. Justin Huyett
Mrs. Jean McRae
5th
5th
5th
5th
WHITFIELD ELEMENTARY STAFF cont.
SCHOOL YEAR 2014– 2015
Special Education
Mr. Ryan Keown
Mrs. Jennifer Weyman
Miss Molly Hodnik
Ms. Lori Shuart
Miss Alli Aquila
Mrs. Sheree Blanski
TBD
Mrs. Regina Bell
Mrs. Stacey Hughes
Learning Support
Learning Support
Multiple Disabilities
Life Skills (K-2)
Life Skills (3-5)
Speech
Autistic Support (K-1)
Autistic Support (2&3)
Gifted Support
Departmentals
Mrs. Rita Barbon
Miss Jennifer Joiner
Mrs. Steffany Snell
Mrs. Lori Mattern
Mrs. Jennifer Walker
Mrs. Robin Lysakowski
Counselor
IST
ESL
Reading
Reading
School Nurse
Specials
Miss Angelotti/Mrs. Krippe
Mr. Todd Gensemer
Mrs. Denise Hasson
Mrs. Michelle Lecatsas
Mrs. Donnasue Thompson
Mrs. Phyllis Sands
Mrs. Belinda Davison
Art
P.E.
Library
Strings
Band
Vocal
Computer Lab
Support Staff
Mrs. Edna Carroll
TBD
Mrs. Beth Focht
Mrs. Vicki Frees
Mr. Paul Boulanger
Wilson School District
Wilson School District
Wilson School District
Ext. #
Office
Office
Program Coordinator
Cafeteria Office
Custodian
1610
1611
1619
4711
IMPORTANT EVENTS
Meet the Teacher Night
Picture Day
Book Fair
Picture Retakes
Fall Festival
American Education Week
PTO Holiday Shoppe
Winter Concert
Winter Parties
PSSA Testing Dates
Spring Picture Day
Spring Concert
Last Day (tentative)
September 3, 2014
September 9, 2014
September 22 - 26, 2014/March 2 – 6, 2015
October 15, 2014
October 31, 2014
November 17 - 21, 2014
December 6, 2014 (snow date 12/13/14)
December 11, 2014
December 22, 2014
April 13 - May 1, 2015
April 8, 2015
April 30, 2015
June 10
EARLY DISMISSAL AT 11:45 AM:
September 19
October 31
November 26
December 23
January 16
May 22
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS:
Non-Holiday School Closure
Labor Day Holiday
Professional Development
Elementary Conferences
Thanksgiving Holiday
Non-Holiday School Closure
Winter Holiday
Non-Holiday School Closure
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Professional Development
President’s Day Holiday
Professional Development
Non-Holiday School Closure
Spring Holiday
Memorial Day Holiday
Friday, Aug. 29
Monday, Sept. 1
Monday, October 13
Monday & Tuesday
November 10 and 11
Thursday & Friday
November 27 & 28
Monday, Dec. 1
Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1
Dec. 26, 29 & 30, Jan. 2
Monday, January 19
Feb. 12 & 13
Monday, Feb. 16
Friday, March 6
Monday & Tuesday
March 30** & 31***
April 1****, 2*****, 3, & 6*
Monday, May 25
*1st snow make-up day, if needed
**2nd snow make-up day, if needed
***3rd snow make-up day, if needed
****4th snow make-up day, if needed
*****5th snow make-up day, if needed